MICHTER'S BOURBON 10Y ~ KENTUCKY, USA
90/100 Distiller Score
10-year-old single barrel bourbon from the Michter's Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. A brilliant expression - well-balanced notes of dried fruit, oak-y spice and vanilla with a subtle herbaceous hint along the way. Simply put, this is top-quality bourbon.
Nose - Butterscotch, caramel, pepper, hint of floral notes
Palate - Silky smooth, hints of caramel and vanilla
Finish - Roasted nuts, little spice, oakey, long finish
The Michter’s Distillery is situated in Shively, a section of Louisville with traditional Whiskey roots. The history of Michter’s dates all the way back to 1753 when Shenk’s Whiskey — America’s first Whiskey company was founded before the American Revolution in Pennsylvania. It was during the 1950s that the distillery owner Lou Forman decided to create a new brand for the facility – Michter's – an eponymous combination of the names of his two sons, Michael and Peter. Michter's carries a wide range of award-winning, single barrel, small batch Bourbons, Ryes, and Whiskies, but they are arguably most famous for their Rye. Sprawled across 12.8 acres, the 78,000 square foot facility boasts a custom-built 46-foot copper column still equipped with a distinctive copper pot still doubler.